Cotton wrist wraps are becoming more popular with athletes and fitness enthusiasts. In a previous article I wrote about the benefits of using these products. Basically they are just wraps that you put on your wrists before and during your workout sessions. Many people do not realize that you can actually use wraps during your normal routine. They can be worn during your normal exercises to help improve your form and reduce the risk of cuff injuries. Below I will take a closer look at some of the benefits of using these items.
What is the difference between cotton wrist wraps and your standard wristbands? Well, the biggest difference is that you need to get a good pair that has an adhesive strip to attach them to your wrists. Wrapping bands do not have this convenient feature. You should make sure you purchase a brand that you can use on a regular basis. If you change bands mid-way through your workout then it may become difficult to remove them and will waste your time.
When should you wear them and how? Ideally you should wear them when you are undertaking intense workouts and you want to maximize the amount of flexibility you are achieving. For example if you are a bodybuilder or someone who trains very hard then you should make sure you purchase a quality pair of cotton wrist wraps. You may only need them once or twice per week, depending on your fitness goals. So it is better to try and buy a couple of good pairs so that you do not need to go back to the store every week.
What are some examples of exercises that cotton wrist wraps can be used for? One great example is when you perform push ups because they are a good form of resistance. Another common example is when performing curls as well as wrist support bands can help strengthen the muscles around your arms and forearms. Another way you can use the bands or wraps is during aerobics which is an excellent way of burning calories and losing weight.
Cotton wraps and cotton wrist supports should be used in conjunction with each other. For example, you should not use them while doing crunches because the cotton may tear or the grip could fall off. In addition, you should avoid using them during other activities such as running unless of course you have purchased a quality pair. Some people also use these during yoga or weightlifting because of the added support and it helps strengthen their grip. They can also be used during running or lifting weights as long as the fit is correct and the proper position is achieved.
Cotton wrist wraps are a great product for those looking to gain a little more flexibility and range of motion when working out. They offer an extra bit of support for those trying to lift heavy weights. CrossFit athletes even use them when warming up and cooling down to help prevent injury. If used correctly cotton wraps can help with a vast array of fitness related issues and can easily be added to your workout routine. If used properly and in combination with your CrossFit workout program you will see improved results in your performance.